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cam canned. the ravens get rid of a key coach. why fire cam cameron now? >> reporter: hi, everybody. i'm mary but bal. -- mary bubala. kai is off today. the ravens fire cam cameron after offensive coordinator. just hours after the team loses its second game in a row. sports director mark viviano files this report from owings mills just a short time ago. >> reporter: it is unusual for an nfl team to make a change in its coaching staff in the midst of the season. even more unusual considering the ravens have just three games remaining, they are in first place and appear to be play-off bound. but coach harbaugh is clearly unsatisfied with his team's standing and unsatisfied with the offense. so harbaugh has announced he had cut ties with offensive
coordinator cam cameron. cameron and his offense have long been the subject of scrutiny and criticism, routinely ranked in the middle and at times toward the bottom of the league. jim caldwell is elevated. he is the former head coach of indianapolis colts. this will be his first time serving as offensive coordinator. harbaugh released a statement today, saying the firing of cam cameron is the hardest thing he's ever had to do as a coach. harbaugh is holding a press conference at this hour. i'll be attending that conference and i'll have the latest for you at 4:00 and 5:00. >> we will also have fangs reacting coming up. so how will this play out for the ravens? we will find out this sunday, when denver broncos and peyton manning come to town. don't miss the game here on wjz, sunday only at 1:00 p.m. a heavy blanket of fog made
driving precarious. a dense fog advisory created a mess for rush hour. wjz found drivers crawling along with very, very low visibility. outside right now, it is mild with a chance of showers. and you really can't see much, right? i thought it was supposed to clear up, bob? >> obviously that camera is up above a bit, but there are lower clouds. down here on the ground, it's fine. visibility, 5 miles. take a look at radar. showers to the west of us. going to clear things out and cool things down. there you see a line of showers across west virginia and pennsylvania. we're still at 60 degrees. the barometer is falling. the southwest wind kicked the fog around at 10:00, to 1:00 this afternoon. and things will be improving after we get the rain showers here. 61 in d.c. 68 in pax river. 46 in oakland. right now, the visibility here, five miles. 10 miles on the eastern shore, where this morning, it was down to less than a couple hundred feet. to the west of us, seven-mile visibility in oakland. tomorrow, high pressure builds
in. clouds move out, sunshine and cooler temps. and that will be the forecast pretty much through the rest of the week. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. new allegations today against former elmo puppeteer, cleven clash. >> reporter: the -- kevin clash. >> the attorney representing two of the previous three accusers is now representing another accuser. these new allegations involve a teenager who was 16 or 17 when he met clash in late 1995 or 1996. the unnamed teenager says he met clash in miami and clash later paid for him to travel to new york, where the assault took place. clash became the voice of elmo more than a quarter century ago. clash left the show november 20th, after two accusers came forward. he has admitted to having a relationship with only one of them. mary, back to you. >> clash has not been charged with any crime. former imf head, dominique strauss-kahn settles a lawsuits with a woman suing him for
sexual assault. a new york state supreme court justice said today after lengthy negotiations that the parties came together today. this woman sued strauss-kahn for an alleged sexual assault in a hotel where she works. the amount of the settlement is being kept confidential. their jobs are kept secret. but the secret service says they some information about their agents and informants slip on the d.c. metro. christie ileto explains. >> reporter: details with private information, left on the d.c. red line. it really did happen, back in 2008. and our cbs station in washington, d.c. said it's no secret the secret service is now being investigated by the inspector general. >> any time when you have a compromise of information that could somehow put into play an agent and officer's vulnerabilities, then you have a threat potentially to national security. >> reporter: seen in reports, those missing files haven't
been recovered, the lost information was reportedly on two computer tapes, headed to a secure storage in maryland. they apparently left the tapes on the train when it came to the end of the mow tro line. >> why wasn't it chained to his wrist with a handcuff in a case the second he stood up, said, i think i need to grab it. >> reporter: the secret service issued this statement, verifying the incident did need to happen, saying these backup tapes were not marked or identified in any way and were protected by multiple layers of security. >> the secret service tells our cbs service in washington that they notified metro transit police, and they assisted in helping them try to locate those missing files. but for now, those files are still out there and may not be secret for long. in baltimore, christie ileto, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the secret service says its instituted protocols protocols to keep this from happening again. and to date, there have been no
reported instances associated with the loss of the tapes. it is day 10 of the manny military hearing in fort meade. today, the former boss of the quantico brig testified army private bradley manning was watched very closely. manning said he was mistreated while in military custody. manning is charged with giving secret military documents to the website wikileaks. putting the brakes on speed cameras. lawmakers demand answers about why there are so many mistakes. derek valcourt has more on the latest black eye from the program. >> reports of malfunctioning speed cameras, doling out tickets to drivers who don't deserve them, have raised doubts. >> reporter: do you have faith in those speed cameras? >> no, i don't. >> i would say i probably don't trust them. >> the evidence is there that people -- they're not accurate right now. >> reporter: evidence of the speed camera problems came from an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, that discovered inaccuracies with a handful of the city's 83 speed cameras.
take this speed camera on cold spring lane, near falls road. it's nabbed 11,000 speeders, but some tickets had to be voided after the camera had recorded the wrong speeds. the city department of transportation says they're working with the company that operates these came ras to -- cameras, to conduct a rigorous investigation into the problem. delegate john cardin proposes each county be required to audit their speed camera system for errors. and he wants to hold speed camera contractors responsible. each inneraccurate ticket, he says, should be held a $1,000 fine. >> i don't care who the contractor is. each contractor that shmake sure what they're doing is a legitimate system of monitoring the speed. >> reporter: derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> city officials say the speed camera program has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. time now for a look at traffic. kristy breslin has traffic control. >> reporter: well, we do have a
couple of accidents to start out the rush hour. starting in elkridge, there is a crash to watch out for there. washington boulevard at kit cat road. gotta love that name. also, crash near welham and west furnace branch. also west annapolis road. as far as delays gyou will see slowing there as you approach route seventy. brake lights from greenspring to dulaney valley road. average speed at this point, about 30 miles per hour. but after that, you go back to the normal posted speed. a couple of accidents in baltimore city. st. paul street at east 27th. also, moravia road near st. thomas. not a bad drive for you at all there on the beltway, at baltimore national pike. this traffic report is brought to you by volvo. the best in class, volvo safe and secure coverage plan. pay nothing to prepare or maintain your volvo for the next five years. back to you. >> we now know who the holder of the second winning power ball ticket is. and we know it is not this man. remember the guy seen in the
surveillance video in prince george's county? well, today, arizona lottery officials say matthew goode is now a multimillionaire. and it's not that guy in the video. he chose the one-time payout of $192 million from the november 28th drawing. goode, who is in his 30s, is from the suburbs of phoenix. it's unclear if this man, in maryland, won a smaller jackpot by picking a few correct numbers. the other power ball winner is from missouri. hillary clinton for president, what lawmakers on capitol hill are saying. the final hours of javan belcher's life include an incident with police. we'll show you the new video. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a stunning look at the black marble we all call, as eyewitness news continues. and after a foggy morning across the state, it is overcast, but mild. we finally found a camera that showed us the city.
it is 60 degrees and cloudy in central maryland. right now, the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. a new mexico teacher is on leave today, after allegedly dragging a 6-year-old student down a hallway. the teacher claims the boy was being uncooperative, and she was not trying to hurt him. police did not identify the teacher because she has not been criminally charged. and the child's family is noz not pressing charges. a hiker hangs on for dear life, after being stranded on a cliff in california. the 25-year-old college student was hanging on for dear life, after hanging onto vegetation for nearly an hour. she said she was on a routine hike when she ended up on an
unfamiliar trail. she said the path began to crumble under her feet. she screamed and a friend called for help. well, earth has been called a blue marble, ever since that famous picture was snapped by famous astronauts standing on the moon. alex demetrick reports, new imagery from nasa has now given our home a new nickname. the black marble. >> reporter: up until now, the best views from earth took days to see. not anymore. the first of a new generation of satellites in a partnership by nasa and noaa are seeing better than ever at night. >> the sensor can detect white levels that are basically below what we can see with our eyes. now you can see by moonlight and each by star light and air glow. >> by moonlight, hurricane sandy. and the potential is just being scratched. >> our weather forecasters now, by look at this new imagery are saying i can do the same kind
of things at night. and that enables a whole new class of things being done. >> reporter: a lot more is being tracked by this new generation of satellites. >> we can monitor forest fires. monitor smoke plumes from those fires. and also, data is used to monitor snow packs. sea ice. >> reporter: and it does it globally. the bright spots in australia are wildfires. now from space, the impacts of people are written in light across countries and cont nents. things unseen from this vantage point in sunlight. a lot of illumination for a black marble. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the new satellite is in a polar orbit and is able to scan the entire planet in just 12 passes. well, can wall street start the week off on the right foodfoot? -- foot? [ stock bells ringing ] all the markets did finish in positive territory. let's take a look. dow is up 15. s&p is up just a fraction.
and the nasdaq is up 9. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update of the. >> stocks were modestly higher to start the week on wall street. but investors were cautioning. and italy's prime minister, mario monty, resigned. wall street is expecting the worst bonus season since the financial crisis of 2008. the average bonus will decline 16 1/2% from last year, to just over $100,000. and about one in five wall street workers won't get a bonus at all, as banks and investment firms continue to struggle in a tough economy. sales at mcdonald's rose in november, as u.s. brought more breakfast items and its new cheddar bacon onion sandwiches. drivers are getting some relief at the gas pump. according to the lundberg survey, a gallon of regular unleaded costs average.
$3.46 nationwide. and retailers are acquiring holiday help in record numbers. retailers a added, 465,500 seasonal workers in november as they wrap up for the holidays. that's barely surpasses a previous record set in 2005, just before the financial crisis. that's your money watch. for more, head to cbs money watch.com. a bald eagle is going to be okay, thanks to the quick thinking of two fort myers residents. gale shows us the dramatic video from florida. >> it was in bad shape. it was breathing breathing and panting very hard. >> jim's video shows the lifeless bald eagle, nose down. by the site just north of fort myers. >> buzzards were actually circling above. probably if somebody didn't find them, i'm sure the buzzards were going to find a meal. >> reporter: the veteran and his wife laurie called 911. >> it's a bald eagle. it represents our country. and it is a pretty magnificent
bird. and i'd be hard pressed to say that there wouldn't be too many people who wouldn't stop and help the bird. >> reporter: soon after, the florida wildlife commission arrived. he used his motorcycle glove to carefully rescue the eagle. >> made one quick move, which we made a video of. then we put a rag over its head. and he was really docile. he really wasn't fighting very much. >> reporter: from here, fwc drove the eagle to the peace river wildlife center. >> the doctor at the sanctuary says the eagle suffered a minor head injury. after most likely being clipped by a car. >> reporter: a day later, after a lot of fluids, anti-inflam anti-inflammatory medicine and rest, the eagle is looking good. they went to the center sunday to see for themselves. >> he looked very, very healthy today. so we're optimistic. and we're hoping that the eagle is going to do just fine. >> and the sanctuary's doctor says the eagle is doing so well, he will be released back into the wild sometime this
afternoon. well, coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00, frustrated and delusioned. one month after sandy, a month after sandy for new york residents. a man pushes another man to his death and he speaks out for the first time. it is a mild, overcast afternoon. but we could still get some more rain. stick around for bob's updated first warning weather forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, for instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com.
it is an overcast day. it feels like the fog has lifted. >> but it is warm. between 10 and noon today, the temperatures jumped like 12 degrees, the fog lifted, the winds became southwest. and temporarily, there was a front to the west. that will cool us down. but we have rain to deal with tonight, later on tonight. take a look at temps right now. very mild. 60. humidities way up there. 92%. most of the day, it was close to 99, 100%. no wind at all right now. the barometer, currently holding steady. to the west, it is cooling down. 50, 51, 52. 60s most places east of the mountains. and the dew points high, very moist atmosphere. a couple of places near the bay and near some of the water bodies. still have some fog. because the water is cooler than the air. and moisture is condensing on the ground, basically causing a cloud on the ground which is fog. most of the area, however, is
clear said up pretty nicely. upper 50s to low 60s. a very warm december day around the region. normal high is only around 46 now, by the way. right now, to the west of us, winds picking up a little bit. southerly wind kind of blew out most of the fog around noon hour. but a few spots are still pretty light. to the west of us, the front this morning, showers and thundershowers down to the south. a little snow, even into oklahoma and texas, believe it or not. they're in the mid-20s there. kwr57 yap minneapolis, pushing upper midwest. picked up 4 to 5 inches of snow. that area of little snow right there. the front is crawling across our region. late tonight, ahead of it, shower activity moving in. most of it, i think, to the south and west of us, is moving across pennsylvania. heavier stuff. so it's kind of breaking up a little bit. but we'll see rain tonight. probably after 8:00, 9:00, for several hours. to the west, where it's colder, a little snow in indiana. that's going to head up toward detroit. don't expect to see anything in the frozen nature here. garrett county, some of the highest peaks there may see a little snow by tomorrow.
temperatures out to the west, a lot colder. 29 in kansas city. dallas at 43. denver down to 38. teens, minneapolis, only 15 degrees now. here in the east, 50, 60, 61. the warm air right along on the eastern coast there. that will be changing. the front coming through. there goes the mild air. it's going to get cooler, but not super cold. temperatures actually running still above average this week. but it will be dry for the rest of the week. northwest wind, drying things out. at 10 to 15 nots -- knot, small craft advisory. bay temp, still stuck in the upper 40s. tonight, then, showers and cooler air down much later, then, to 42. clouds early. and sunshine coming through. temperatures back up, upper 40s to about 50, which is still slightly above average. but you know, about 10 to 15 degrees cool colder than today. >> but still, in december. >> not too bad. >> thank you, bob. well, don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup.
we have hawaii five-0, at 10:00, followed immediately by eyewitness news at 11:00. more ahead on wjz at 4:30. still trying to come up with ways to keep a massive round of spending cuts from kicking in at the end of the year. we'll update the talks on the fiscal cliff. we couldn't see this happening. meant to be a prank call. >> more of the emotional apology from the two australian d.j.s, who pulled a royal prank that ended in the death of a nurse. and she's considered to be the diana ross of mexican music. the tragic plane crash that killed a popular singer. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise after this. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry we will always
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an upand and coming mexican star dies in a plane crash. genni rivera -- jenni rivera was getting ready to break out on the charts. >> family and friends are gathering to remember jenni rivera at her mother's home. >> it's so sad that we have to did through this. but that's life. >> reporter: the mexican singer died when the learjet she was traveling on crashed. the 43-year-old had just wrapped up a concert in monterey and was headed to the mexico city area. federals say everyone on -- officials say everyone on board died, including her publicist, lawyer, and makeup artist. rivera was a star of the mexican regional circuit music. she sold 15 million records and in october won artist of the year at the billboard mexican music awards. >> she's the selena, she's the elvis presley. she'll be in history for many,
many, many years. >> reporter: media crews from the u.s. and latin america are here in lakewood, lining the streets in front of her family's home. rivera was born in california and industry experts say the singer was on the verge of becoming a big name here in the states. >> she had just signed a deal, actually, to do a comedy with abc, so she was really poised for mainstream success. >> reporter: family friends say she never let fame go to her head. >> she gave everything. she always come around. always. >> reporter: rivera's mother says she is sure her daughter is now singing to the lord. in lakewood, california, teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: now, rivera's family says one of her brothers will go to mexico today to meet with investigators to try to identify the singer's body. well, updating the story we told you about at the top of the newscast, a shakeup with the ravens today. the ravens fire offensive coordinator cam cameron. he had run the ravens' offense the last five year, hired after
cam cameron took over as coach. cameron was fired for inconsistencies. but head coach john harbaugh said you cannot point to one specific game. minutes ago, harbaugh talked to reporters. >> it's really important to point out. it would be really easy to go the route of saying, it's a result of something and somebody is taking the blame for something. it is not that. people are going to believe what they want to believe. it's what i believe is best going forward for our offensive and for our football team. >> we'll have much more from coach john harbaugh on this story, coming up live at 5:00 and 6:00. well, the weather matches ravens' fans moods today. heavy fog blanketed the area for a dreary monday. it was slow going on all the roads and the thick fog delayed many flights at bwi airport. let's take a live look outside from harbor cam right now. fog is lifted a little bit. but gray skies and a damp day. wjz has weather and traffic
together, bob is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. bob? >> hide the tears from yesterday. let's take a look at radar. most of it is north of us, going to miss this. activity across west. later, shower activity. i don't think we'll see a whole lot of rain out of this system. most of it is really breaking up. but things will be changing once the front comes through. down to 46 in oakland. still at 60. 68 in pax river. visibility now up to 5 miles. 8 in d.c. and 10 in oakland. 10 on the eastern shore. this morning, it was down to couple hundred feet or less. 10 in ocean city. tomorrow, high pressure builds in. front comes through. rain is done. clearing skies. and yes, cooler temperatures tomorrow. probably only going to be in theurn 40s to maybe 50, compared to the low 60s today. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hello, denise. hi, everyone. things are definitely getting tighter on the beltway. we're seeing delays from green
spring avenue to dulaney valley road. on the west side inner loop, that's slow as well. it's now slowed from 95 to 70. as far as accidents go, we still have quite a few. well hadham at west furnace branch. also, westbound 32 at 175. traveling at harford county in bel air. route 22, at 543. other accidents include moravia road, near st. thomas. west north avenue, at north monroe. and east northern parkway at hillen. let's take a live look. you can see, things are definitely slowing down on the beltway, west of york road. we'll take another live look. still not a bad drive as you can see, on baltimore national pike. this traffic report is brought to you by premium outlets in leesburg. you can visit our website, wjz.com. back to you. the australian radio host, who pulled a royal prank on the hospital, tweeting the duchess of cambridge, are speaking. monica villamizar reports, the d.j.s never meant any harm.
>> we are so sorry that this has happened to them. >> reporter: radio host mel greg and michael kristens say they are filled with regret over the royal prank. the pair fought back tears as they talked about the death of the nurse who fell for the hoax. >> we couldn't see this happening. it was only meant to be a prank call. >> reporter: last week, the australian d.j.s, pretended to be the queen and prince charles, when they called the hospital, caring for prince william's wife, kate. >> hello there. can i speak to kate, please, my granddaughter? . >> reporter: nurse saldana put the call through to the ward, where the duchess was being treated for morning sickness. three days later, police found her body. scotland yard called her death unexplained. many believe she took her life. >> reporter: a memorial for the motor of two is growing near the hospital where she used to work. some people believe the djs who
tricked her should be punished. >> i think they should be sad, quite frankly. >> what do you think of what they did? >> i think it's appalling. absolutely appalling. >> no harm was intended on jacintha or the other nurse or kate or prince william or anyone. >> reporter: radio executives say they tried to contact the hospital five times before airing the phone conversation but could not get through. medical examiners are still trying to determine a cause. death. saldana's family said she probably died of shame. in london, monica villamizar, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the duo's radio show has been canceled. and d.j.s remain suspended. executives say for now, there is a company wide ban on prank calls. awe newvideo released -- new radio released today shows jovan belcher talking with officers just hours before he died. the dash cam shes officers pulling up to belcher who appeared to be drunk. police tell him to get out of
his car and go period inside. a short time later, police believe belcher killed his girlfriend and then shot himself in front of chiefs coaches and management. penn state university is about to begin paying up for the jerry sandusky child abuse scandal. the ncaa issued the school a $60 million fine into the wake of the investigation into the sandusky scandal. they said the university will make the first of five annual $12 million payments. the money will be used to combat child sex abuse and help victims. we have an update this afternoon, on former president george h.w. bush. the 41st president has been in the hospital in houston for three weeks for a bronchitis- related cough. doctors say the 88-year-old remains in stable condition. they say he does continue to improve, but they are in no hurry to release him. well, with the fiscal deadline now just three weeks away, there is some optimism. a deal is in the works, following a face-to-face
meeting between president obama and house speaker john boehner. danielle nottingham reports for we'll wjz, wash -- wjz, washington. president obama is selling his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff to auto dealers near detroit. >> i want us to bring down our deficits. but i want to do it in a balanced, responsible way. >> the president's latest campaign appearance follows a meeting with house speaker john boehner. sources tell cbs news, both sides remain hopeful. but little progress was made. the president has made has made clear, any deal must include the wealthiest americans paying more taxes. if the president and speaker boehner can't reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, taxes for all americans will go up and across-the-board spending cuts will kick in on january 1st. >> reporter: there are signs some republicans are now willing to compromise on taxes, if they can secure cuts to social security, medicare, and medicaid. >> you give the president the 2% he's
talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%. and all of a sudden, the shift goes back to entitlements. >> reporter: one proposal under discussion, raging the eligibility age for medicare is not going well for some dem -- democrats and advocates for senior citizens. >> the option to raise the medicare age is bad policy and will increase costs. because people who are 65 and 66 still need health insurance. >> reporter: the aarp says the real solution to cutting the deficit is lowering skyrocketing healthcare costs. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> well, the official fiscal cliff deadline is december 31st. many on capitol hill say an agreement is needed buyer the before the end of this week. so that congress has time to vote. president obama has not been sworn in for his second term yet. but the buzz in political circles has already turned to 2016. a new york times article says hillary clinton has almost
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a man inside a brazilian prison tries to escape and winds up stuck in a wall. the prison guard snapped these photos. in all, four prisoners were involved if an attempt to get out of jail. they used a shower pipe to create a hole in the wall. they managed to squeeze in and get away. the second became stuck. he was freed with a hammer and
a drill. there is growing concern for the health of nelson mandela. south african's government said he had a good night's rest in the hospital. but officials are not saying why he's there. and that has many people worried. >> reporter: the last more or less public appearance of nelson mandela was at his 94th birthday in july. in the rowrl rural-- rural eastern province. at that time, he seemed physically fine but unaware of what was going on around him. >> we need his wisdom. >> reporter: but there was reassuring news from the government minister who saw mandela today. >> he is doing, very, very well.
>> reporter: mandela has been retired from politics for more than a decade. but is still a revered figure in both south africa and internationally. he remains the personification of south africa's struggle for equality and of his post apartheid reconciliation. >> reporter: now, mandela contracted t.b., during his years in prison, and had awj surger -- had surgery for an enlarged prostate. a man who pushed another man in front of a new york subway train is speaking for the first time since that incident. >> reporter: nayim davis said he was high on drugs at the time of the incident and was hearing voices in his head. the 30-year-old appeared in a new york city courthouse today. he said he was coaxed into shoving 58-year-old ki sukwan by voices this his head. david davis said he threatened him earlier in the day.
he said he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. >> davis is charged with second- degree murder in that incident. it has been more than a month since sandy and many in the new jersey corridor are still struggling. drew levinson reports from staten island. >> reporter: along new dor beach, the sandy beach continues. homes are still in shambles. and people are desperate for help. >> are you waiting for government help? >> i don't know. i might be in a box before i get government help. >> reporter: anthony marato filed for assistance from the federal emergency management agency. it has a budget for disasters like sandy. the white house estimates, fema could lose $878 million, if washington lawmakers can't strike a deal by year's end, to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax hikes and spending cuts would take effect.
new york's senator charles schumer says the government usually has a hands-off policy when it comes to disaster money. >> the federal government has had a view for 100 years. when god's wrath strikes, it's so overwhelming at local its, -- localities, even big ones like new york can't handle it on their own. >> you don't know for sure? >> you don't know for sure n. washington, who knows? >> reporter: many sandy victims say they're so concerned with putting their lives back together that they don't even know what is going on in washington. and they've never even heard the fiscal cliff. >> this is news to me. i didn't hear that part. >> reporter: anthony spent sunday, seeking fema dollars. he's homeless and can't understand how congress can help cut vital budgets like fema's? >> crazy. doesn't make sense. we need it down here. and there's a -- people down here a lot more destitute than me. >> reporter: congress now has time to figure it out.
in new york's staten island, drew levinson, wjz eyewitness news. >> governors from new york and new jersey were in washington last week, asking for more aide from president obama. -- aid from president obama. christmas comes early for pope benedict. the vehicles are designed specifically if for the -- specifically for the holy see by the german luxury car maker, mercedes benz. they are based on the four- wheel drive, m-class mercedes. this will be added to the fleet of six heavily armored cars and vehicles. i bet he tweeted about that. with the childhood obesity epidemic growing, many parents are looking at ways to cut their child's risk. now are a new study suggests cutting back on salt can help. >> i have honey dew and strawberries. >> reporter: lauren offers healthy options to her sons when she can. that includes keeping salt to a limit in the foods they eat.
>> it's not the main ingredient or focus. and they certainly don't dump salt on whatever i serve them. i try to season it myself so i'm in control of it. >> reporter: research shows cutting back on salty foods such as french fries and chips could help in the battle against obesity. researchers looked at 4,000 kids in australia and found who ate more salt drank more fliewdzs, if fluids in particular, sugar- sweetened beverages. >> if their beverage of choice is a sugaf sweet -- sugar- sweetened beverage, that's going to increase their caloric intake. >> reporter: kids who did this were 26% more likely to be overweight or obese. >> reporter: researchers say parents need to read labels so to make shub they're get sure they're keeping a close eye on the amount of salt and sugar their children are getting. and they also need to be healthy role models. >> we want to guide them toward healthier choices like water,
milk. >> reporter: what's that's what lauren is doing. >> we have in our water -- house, water and milk. and they do like sports drink, s, but we drinks but we make sure it's the low-sugar variety. >> reporter: she's trying to create healthy habits for a lifetime. >> doctors also suggest to keep eating out to a minimum to avoid additional salt and also keep the salt shakers off the table at home. another slam dunk for shack -- shaq a klaus. shaquille o'neal, buying gifts for children in need at the toys r us in times square. the nearly 20-year tradition started earlier. all of the toys will be donated to the toys for tots foundation just in time for christmas. we are enjoying above- average temperatures. when will the mercury go back to normal? bob turk will have the latest next.
we have shower activity. it's very widely scattered. but we'll probably see some rain between now and midnight, 1:00, 2:00 in the morning. so your clean car may get dirty. take a look. humidity has come down a little bit. with a south wind at 3. barometer holding steady, 29.60. right now, only 46 in oakland. the cooler air out to the west. 60s everywhere else. and 50 stuck in the valley there. hagerstown and cumberland really didn't hold up a whole lot. and there's still fog in a few spots. the water is cool, compared to the warm, moist air, over top of it. so you get ground fog forming. and the airport had a little fog and missed a little while ago, too. 57 there. 59, westminster. otherwise, way above our average, which is now in the mid-40s. our normal high is about 46. southwest winds. and later tonight, they'll be shifting to the northwest, as a
front, this front clearly denined by showers. snow up in maine. shower activity. thunderstorm activity mississippi, alabama. with that warmer air down there. temperatures near 80, believe it or not. the front is going to move through late tonight. early in the morning. with it, shower activity as you can see. a lot of it is breaking up as we're heading toward the evening hours. it's not a real solid band of rain. but we'll see rain tonight. by tomorrow, cool air begins to move in. yes. back in the 30s. chicago, detroit now. 15, minneapolis. they had about 4 to 6 inches of snow. the first big snow in that region. this morning, they were well below zero in southern canada. we will chill down. but even normal to above normal temperatures. but it will be dry for the rest of the week as high pressure moves in. northwest winds. 10 to 15 on the bay. and adviser for small craft through tuesday morning. because the winds will pick up late tonight. so shower activity, moving in later on.
cooling down to 42 as you wake up. tomorrow, upper 40s to maybe 50. yes, it will be cooler. but still, that's still above average. not a bad week coming up. it will be dry and mainly sunny most of the week. >> losing hope for a white christmas. >> about 18 to 21%. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. well, it could happen. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. reaction to cam cameron's sudden firing by the
cameron. complete reaction from the team and fans. restoring trust in speed cameras. what one lawmaker wants to happen to speed cameras for issuing bogus tickets. and it's a nasty-looking monday. are there brighter days ahead in the first warning forecast? check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. desire time for a change. >> after two heartbreaking losses, a surprising shakeup for the ravens. >> hi, everyone. i'm mary bubala. >> kai jackson is off. a big sports story to talk about itself today. >> the ravens have a new defensive coordinator. in a dramatic move, cam cameron
was fired today in a stunning loss to the ravens in overtime. jessica kartalija has reaction from fans. but let's begin with sports director mark viviano. he's live at ravens complex, with more on what head coach john harbaugh just said about this move. hi, mark. >> how are you do, ing, mary? -- doing, mary? >> john harbaugh answered questions here in owings mills today, for about 25 minutes. but at no time, gave any specific information as to why he made the